Announcement of the Malta Vibes Knockout Series

The Malta Vibes by Eden Esports and GRID expand its boundaries after the remarkable premiere season.

Welcome the “Malta Vibes Knockout Series” event — a series of 6 stand-alone online tournaments starting 16th of August.

Within the next 6 months, the best among participating professional CS:GO teams from Europe and CIS will share a total prize pool of $300,000 as well as 12 premium bootcamp packages with a stay at the 5-star hotel in marvelous and charming Malta + a right to use it anytime during a year after the competition.

The new and dynamic knockout format will raise excitement and content for fans, while teams will benefit from a more balanced competitive schedule.

40 participants will compete in every tournament of the season: 32 teams will be invited to the “Round-Of-32” stage, while 8 more teams will get their invite spots directly to the “Round-of-16 #2” stage.

The knockout hunt is on, and money bounty is placed on every match winner — teams will win prize money at every round of the knockout starting Round-Of-16 with up to $25,000 for tournament champions:

Round-Of-32
Round-Of-16 — $1000 per K.O.
Round-Of-16 #2 — $1,000 per K.O.
(with 8 more invited teams)
Quarter-Finals — $2,000 per K.O.
Semi-Finals — $5,000 per K.O.
Grand-Final — $16,000 per K.O.

As the cherry on top, the Malta Vibes event becomes part of Elisa’s Champion of Champions $3M circuit and will distribute additional points for the teams to fight for.

Be ready to feel the vibes of Malta — a hidden gem in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea with beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, stunning landscapes, a beautiful coastline, an extremely rich history, and unique charm.

Sergey Bidzan, CEO of Eden Esports

“I am very excited to announce the return of the Malta Vibes series in 2021! This time with a new and refreshing knockout format, a wider distribution of the prize pool, and being a part of the Elisa Champions of Champions ranking circuit with further invites to the recently announced new series of LAN events.

We believe that with every new opportunity created for the CS:GO scene, we are slowly but surely moving towards our ultimate goal — shortening the gap between Tier 1 and Tier 2 organizations and growing our niche of the industry.”

Moritz Maurer, CEO of GRID Esports

“Eden Esports is a longstanding partner of GRID and is known for their great innovation in esports event experiences. The Malta Vibes Knockout Series is a great competition format, and we are happy to be a part of it.”

Malta Vibes 2021 partners

Visit Malta — title partner

The mission of the Malta Tourism Authority (VisitMalta) is to advance the economic and social activity of tourism in the national interest by working with all stakeholders to develop a sustainable industry for current and future generations.
Our vision is to achieve a healthy, sustainable, and equitable tourism sector for the Maltese Islands, attracting regular inflows of quality visitors throughout the year from a diverse range of source markets whilst ensuring that those who choose our destination are served with professionalism and care.

GRID — official data partner

GRID is a technology-as-a-service platform specializing in esports data solutions designed to unlock the potential of official data assets for leagues, teams, and brands. GRID aims to consolidate esports data and enrich feeds through the processing layer of its platform, i.e., to carry out predictive modeling or contextualization in different phases of a match, to ultimately satisfy different data-driven purposes from fan experiences to coaching/talent-scouting.

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